How’s Your Speed?

Maybe not what you think. New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing Time Warner for under-delivering on the internet speed you are paying for each month. He calls their service “abysmal” and “troubling”.

If you have Time Warner, look at your bill and consider this: in Romania you can get 300Mbps for just 6 Euros, less than $7, a month. The cost of internet access (much like prescription drugs and medical care — don’t get me started) is much more expensive in the U.S. than in most of the world.

Netflix has also expressed concern that internet providers are putting the brakes on internet speed, particularly when you are streaming video. Netflix put up this site to measure your streaming speed.

If you want to measure your over all speed, check out internethealthtest.org. It is way better than the old standby, Speedtest.net. There are no ads to accidentally click on.

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